Iowa Old Press
Davenport Weekly Leader
Davenport, Scott, Iowa
January 5, 1893
The infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Strathmann, of 1714 West Second street, died yesterday afternoon at 3 o'clock. The funeral took place this afternoon.
Alvina Bendixen, aged about 11 years, died at the home of her parents, 1510 West Third street, last night. The funeral will take place from the residence Friday after noon.
Mr. Charles Everts, a well known and respected citizen of Dixon, Iowa, who was a carpenter by trade for about half a century, died Dec. 28, 1892. Mr. Everts had been ailing for some time past, but was able to go about considerable. On the morning his death occurred he rose as usual but returned to bed, where he was found sometimes afterwards, lifeless. Heart disease had snapped the thread of life.
Mr. Everts was in his seventy-fifth year, a good round age as mortals now reckon. He was born in Plainfield, Northampton county, Pennsylvania, Nov. 20, 1818. He was married to Angelina Kemery, of Tompkins county, New York, Jan. 1, 1842. Ten children were the fruit of this union, three of whom died in childhood. Mr. Everts lived at Hinsdale from a small boy till he emigrated to Iowa in 1864.
The deceased leaves a wife, two brothers, one sister and seven children to mourn his loss. The brothers are David D. Everts of Coon Rapids, Ia., and George Everts of Hinsdale, N.Y. The sister is Mrs. Susannah C. Sanders of Dixon, Ia. The surviving children are: John M. of Dixon, Ia., Mrs. Sarah E. Pomroy of Ortonville, Minn.; David F. Everts of Glidden, Iowa; Mrs. Clara E. Preston of Centre Junction, Iowa; Chas. W. Everts, Dixon, Iowa and Mrs. Mary F. Bolkan of Coopertown, North Dakota.
The children were all summoned by telegraph to attend the funeral and thus for the first time in 21 years the whole family was gathered together, though one of a very sad character. Elder Drake of the Christian church of Dixon preached the sermon at the funeral, which took place on Saturday, Dec. 31. May the bereaved find comfort in him who is able to bestow it "upon any one who is in trouble."
At his home 12 miles northwest of the city, William Porter, one of the early settlers of the county, died on Sunday. Mr. Porter was born in Donegal, Ireland, in 1817 and came to this country in '44. He leaves a number of children to mourn his loss. It is not known what was the cause of his death, but it is supposed it was general decline, owing to his advanced age. The funeral took place today from his home.
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Submitted by C.J.L., May 2006
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